I’ve been reading a few ‘Friday Fragments posts’, and today I decided to join in the fun. (Fragments are tidbits of information about my week, that didn’t make it into other posts.) Today’s post is filled with ‘fragments’, so I’ll be linking up with Unknown Mami, where I hope to meet some new friends!
Whew, a heat wave hit us on Wednesday! The temperatures hit the mid-nineties, but the heat index was about 105 degrees! If you’ve ever experienced moist, humid heat, then you know how miserable it feels outside. Thank goodness for air conditioning–and boy was it working overtime!
Snakes alive! Ed’s brother killed a rattlesnake in his yard this week! We share the same patch of woods on the family farm, so I’m feelin’ sort of edgy these days… Where there’s one snake, there’s bound to be more. That made the third rattlesnake killing on the farm in the past ten years.
Ed got his mom safely back to the assisted living home on Wednesday. Everyone at the home was happy to see her come back. Her lost hearing aid never turned up at the hospital, so the hospital has agreed to reimburse her for a replacement. Ed reports that she’s doing better, but was a bit confused yesterday.
I’ve been trying to rest a bit this week before the garden gets going strong again. While I’ve been resting, I’ve pulled up and picked off old green beans and garden peas (for seeds), and I’ve picked and canned a few tomatoes. I also tried battering and freezing sliced squash for frying, for the first time. Next I’ll be chopping onions for the freezer. Now that I’m typing this, it doesn’t sound much like I’m resting much, does it?
I’m currently reading Phil Robertson’s ( of Duck Dynasty fame) book Happy, Happy, Happy. I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a book more! What a fascinating story Phil tells about his life. It’s an interesting book, and it’s hard to put down.
Praise the Lord, our family received some great news yesterday! The news was a huge relief, and was definitely like the calm after a storm. I won’t tell you the details today, but I will tell you it concerns our grandson who will be born in November. The family will all be celebrating the great news with Brad and Jennifer, this weekend, at their house. More details to follow later…
In case you had any doubt, chicken compost makes great fertilizer! We saved ours all year, and used it as fertilizer for our corn. Here’s a pic of Ed (who’s about 6′ tall) and our granddaughter, Madison, posing in front of our corn… (excuse the fogginess of the camera lens- it was hot outside!)
Ed will be taking a few days off next week. Our wedding anniversary will be on Tuesday, and we’ve always planned our vacation around our anniversary. We’re planning more of a “staycation” this year. Hopefully, our “staycation” will include a little beach time, but it really depends on what’s happening in the garden. For sure, we’ll have to make time to visit a KFC somewhere, so we can continue our 40 year tradition of celebrating our anniversary by eating Kentucky Fried Chicken! (KFC is not on my current diet, but sometimes we just have to make exceptions.)
One last notable fragment here–this is my 1100th post since I started this blog a little over 4 years ago. Each post averages 500 words, so that’s at least 550,000 written words! That’s a lot of words coming from a person who’s always been painfully shy…
That’s it for my first edition of Friday Fragments. Have a great weekend, everyone!